Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs

The work of UNECE on the transport of perishable foodstuffs goes back to 1948 when, with the food shortages after the Second World War, it was decided to set up a Working Party to look into the nature and extent of international traffic in perishable foodstuffs, to ascertain operating difficulties and to study transport requirements for subsequent years. More...

News

2 December 2014
A letter has been sent to Ministers of Foreign Affairs of ATP contracting parties
requesting the contact information for the authority competent to sign multilateral agreements (in accordance with article 7 of ATP).

3 0ctober 2014
The information for Greece in the list of Competent authorities and test stations has been updated.

23 June 2014
The list of Competent authorities and test stations has been updated with contact information for the competent authority of Bulgaria.

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Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for Such Carriage (ATP)

The ATP establishes harmonized and improved technical conditions for the preservation of the quality of perishable foodstuffs during their carriage. These conditions concern mainly the temperature to be observed during the carriage and the equipment used for the carriage. The ATP establishes the appropriate temperatures under which the various types of perishable foodstuffs should be carried. It also lays down the requirements for the equipment, including its refrigerating capacity, insulating capacity and efficiency of thermal appliances as well as the methods and procedures for measuring and checking them.